Talking with Lefteris Statharas of Lefteris Asks Science
In episode 11 of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Lefteris Statharas of the Lefteris Asks Science podcast.
Driven by both his passion for science, and his professional work as a mechanical engineer, Lefteris started his podcast as a way to bring scientists together to demystify their professions, and show how fun science can be.
With a natural curiosity and an easy-going manner, Lefteris has a simple goal – to see what drives people with passion, and to get more people interested in, and passionate about, science.
Topics up for discussion this week include:
how the idea for the podcast came about after a chat with a peer
which type of science drives his curiosity
the episodes that have stood out
why there seems to be such an anti-science stance in some countries, with the US probably being the worst culprit, as evidenced by Covid-19
how social media has enabled more interest in science
the cultural and scientific differences between Greece, where Lefteris originates from, and Singapore, where he currently lives and works
who his all time hero is, and why
Settle back for an engaging conversation around science, the rabbit holes of Reddit and the internet, and more.